ABC Companies Donates Vehicle To Bus Museum

Posted on July 31, 2017

HERSHEY, Penn. --- The Museum of Bus Transportation here just completed its most successful Spring Fling, with over 500 attendees and 50 “visiting” coaches supplementing the Museum’s 38 antique buses.

One highlight was a major donation by ABC Companies. Senior VP Mike Laffan presented John Oakman, the museum’s Fleet Committee Chairman, with a fully refurbished 2004 Stewart Stevens Tug with an air compressor on it for use in moving and maintaining the museum’s vehicles.

“This is a huge donation,” Oakman said. “We’re dealing with fragile antiques, and this tug lets us maneuver and service them safely, reducing the risk of damaging irreplaceable buses.”

Last year the Cornell family and ABC donated a restored 1956 Scenicruiser, and have committed to lend their famous 1921 White Motor Co. “Little Red” bus for display in the near future.

“The Cornell family and ABC are well known for their remarkable accomplishments and contributions in the bus business,” Oakman said in a press release. “But the industry may not be aware that their achievements are matched by their generosity in preserving the equipment and history of our industry. The Cornell’s have donated buses, and restored coaches in their facilities, as well as given money and their considerable expertise to the Museum. The Museum and the coach industry are literally in their debt forever.”

Roman Cornell, ABC executive vice president and CCO, said on behalf of the Cornell family, “History is interesting and an important part of our lives. It's fun to look back and see where we came from. ABC is fortunate to be in a position to donate to this wonderful museum and preserve the industry that has done so much for our family.”

Source: ABC Companies press release

Related Topics: ABC Companies, buses, industry vendors, motorcoaches, Van Hool, vintage vehicles

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